We are spending 12 days in the Yellowstone area this July. There will be 4 of us, which includes a 7 and 11 year old. So far, this is what I've got:
Day 1-3: Arrive Salt Lake City, stay 3 nights
Day 4: Drive up to Jackson, stay 1 night
Day 5-8: Tour Grand Tetons in early morning, head up towards Yellowstone - stay 3 nights at Mammoth Hot Springs. Tour Yellowstone the next couple of days.
Day 9-10: Drive over Beartooth Hwy towards Cody. Since it will take all day to get there, spend next day touring Cody. Spend total of 2 nights in Cody.
Day 11: Looking to spend one night somewhere between Cody and Salt Lake City. Would like to go back to Salt Lake City via Idaho so that we can drive by Lava Hot Springs.
Day 12: Last night in Salt Lake City before early morning flight.
I'm wondering if the drive from Mammoth to Cody will be too long? Should we stop overnight at Red Lodge?
We are kind of stuck for the first half of our trip, since we have already booked accommodations in SLC, Jackson and Mammoth. The rest of the trip is unbooked. I would appreciate any comments you have regarding this itinerary and any suggestions!
Thanks a lot!